Advancing Neuromotor Research in Children

For many years, cerebral palsy was considered a static condition with only limited opportunities to teach children to use their impaired arms or legs. Research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the past several decades, however, has led to a new understanding of the brain’s capacity for functional reorganization through focused, intensive training that taps into neuroplasticity processes intrinsic to the nerve cells of the brain throughout life, even after brain disease or injury.

The directors of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute‘s Neuromotor Research Clinic, Dr. Sharon Ramey and Dr. Stephanie DeLuca, pioneered the use of a high-intensity therapeutic intervention that has allowed children with weakness on one side of their bodies — a hallmark of one form of cerebral palsy known as hemiparesis — to make large, rapid, and enduring gains in their everyday neuromotor skills.

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NATION’S FIRST CLINICAL TRIAL FOR INFANT STROKE BEGINS AT FRALIN BIOMEDICAL

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